Birthday rolls (fødselsdagsboller)
- a baking sheet, greased and lined with baking parchment
- 200 ml 3/4 cup whole milk
- 50 ml 3 1/2 tablespoons single cream
- 25 g 1 oz fresh yeast - or 13 g active dry yeast
- 50 g 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 400 g )3 cups) strong bread flour plus extra for dusting
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 80 g 3/4 stick butter, softened
- beaten egg for brushing
- a baking sheet greased and lined with baking parchment
- Mix together the milk and cream and heat to finger- warm (around 36–37°C/97–98°F).
- If using fresh yeast, add the yeast and warmed milk- cream to a stand mixer with a dough hook attached. Mix until the yeast has dissolved.
- If using dried/active dry yeast: pour the warmed milk and cream into a bowl. Sprinkle on the yeast and whisk together. Cover with clingfilm/plastic wrap and leave in a warm place for about 15 minutes to activate and become frothy. Pour into the stand mixer with a dough hook.
- Add the sugar and stir again, slowly adding half the flour mixed with the salt. Add the egg and softened butter and keep mixing. Slowly add the other half of the flour. You may not need all the flour or you may need a bit more, but keep mixing until you have a slightly sticky dough that is starting to let go of the sides of the bowl. This should take around 5 minutes.
- Cover the bowl with clingfilm/plastic wrap and leave to rise for around 35–40 minutes or until doubled in size. Size is more important than time left to rise.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead through with your hands, adding only a little more flour if needed. Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll them into round balls. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Cover again and leave to rise for a further 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) Gas 6.
- Brush each bun lightly with beaten egg, then bake in the preheated oven for 10–12 minutes or until golden brown and baked through. Baking time varies by different ovens, so keep an eye.
- Remove from the oven and place a damp, clean dish towel on top for a few minutes to prevent the crust from forming. Serve sliced open, with butter and/or some Scandinavian sliced mild cheese.
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